Injuries are inevitable.
As much as we never want to get hurt, sometimes accidents happen, and we find ourselves on the couch needing to recover from some sort of injury.
Sports injuries can be frustrating for an athlete who has a goal to get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible. For others, falling asleep on the couch and waking up with a spasm in our back is all the injury it takes to debilitate us.
Ensuring that we are taking care of our bodies as we get older is the key to getting back in the game much faster than leading a sedentary existence.
We need to ensure our bodies and muscles have the best chance at recovery. Including weight, strength, and resistance training into our daily lives is the key to a faster recovery.
Working out does a few things. Resistance training helps stretch our muscles, helps rebuild fibers, and strengthens our bone density. Having stronger muscles, be they in your legs, thighs, glutes, or arms, can all help you continue to move, stand, etc. in the event of an injury to your legs. A broken ankle can be frustrating, but if you cannot stand up from a chair using only one leg, it requires far more intervention and strength from your upper body to move about.
Ensuring your body is healthy as you get older, even if you do suffer an unexpected injury, the chances of your recovery being quicker and easier to manage is far greater than if your muscles are not strong.
If you are unsure of what you need to get started, get in touch with me and I will get back to you with a recommendation and book and assessment to get you started.